There are still several uncommitted five-star basketball recruits in the 2017 class.
One of those players is San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral Catholic power forward Brandon McCoy. The 6-foot-10 McCoy is the No. 4 power forward and No. 10 overall player in the 2017 cycle, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.
Naturally, there are several schools fighting hard to land him. The most notable ones are Michigan State and Oregon, and many seemed to be feeling that McCoy was leaning toward the Ducks.
But today, a surprising prediction came into McCoy’s 247Sports Crystal Ball. It was for UNLV.
There are two UNLV picks in McCoy’s Crystal Ball, one entered today and one entered at the end of March. The Runnin’ Rebels definitely appear to be hanging around.
Oregon definitely needs McCoy, especially with the news that power forward Jordan Bell is leaving for the NBA Draft. Michigan State has two highly-rated power forwards coming in already, while UNLV has one in Cheikh Mbacke Diong.
However, the Rebels might need the five-star most, when you consider how much it would mean for the program to land a player of McCoy’s caliber.